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Françoise Noël collection
CA ON00408 C004 · Collection · 1895-2012

Collection consists of records collected by Françoise Noël in the course of research for her book Nipissing: Historic Waterway, Wilderness Playground (Toronto: Dundurn Books, 2015), about the historical development of the tourism industry in the Nipissing District. The collection was assembled over approximately five years leading up to the book's publication. It contains maps, photographs, postcards, tourist guides and brochures, souvenir booklets, event programs, yearbooks, and other material relating to the history of North Bay and the Nipissing District, especially the tourist industry. The collection is arranged into five series based on documentary form.

Noël, Françoise
Tourist guides and brochures
CA ON00408 C004-S04 · Series · 1905-2012
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Series consists of tourist guides and brochures about Ontario generally and North Bay and area specifically. Series consists of two sub-series: North Bay and area; Ontario.

CA ON00408 C004-S01 · Series · 1909-2007
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Series consists of programs and souvenir booklets from events organized by North Bay clubs, service organizations, churches, and schools including banquets, church services, memorial services, sporting events, art exhibitions, and anniversary celebrations. Series also contains souvenir booklets from civic anniversary celebrations in Powassan, Cobalt, and Renfrew.

CA ON00408 C004-S04-SS01-0252-12 · File · [199-]-[200-]
Part of Françoise Noël collection

File contains outdoor recreation brochures for attractions in the Near North region including: the Corbeil Interpretive Trail, the Restoule-Upper French Canoe Route and Dokis Canoe Route, the Mercer Lake - Little French River Canoe Route, Restoule Provincial Park, Lake Point Cottages (on the south shore of Lake Nipissing), West Nipissing adventure trails, and trails in the Magnetawan area.

Hartley Trussler
CA ON00408 C004-0252-33 · File · 2005
Part of Françoise Noël collection

File contains a poster for the Powassan and District Union Public Library's exhibition "The photography of local historian Hartley Trussler," a map of Trout Creek in the 1890s, an article titled "Trout Creek logging railway" by Brian D. Westhouse, and two pages of thumbnails of Hartley Trussler's negatives.

CA ON00408 C004-S02 · Series · [192-]-2005
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Series consists of maps of North Bay and other areas in the Nipissing District.

Telling our story
CA ON00408 C004-0252-26 · Item · 2004
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Item is a brochure containing a timeline of historical events concerning St. Andrew's United Church on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the church building.

CA ON00408 C004-S03 · Series · [190-]-[198-]
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Series consists of photographs and postcards, mostly of North Bay and the Nipissing District.

CA ON00408 C004-S03-0253-15 · File · [19--]-[198-]
Part of Françoise Noël collection

File contains postcards of North Bay and other locations in and near the Nipissing District including: the French River, Lake Nipissing, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Sturgeon Falls, Mattawa, Nipissing, Callander, Lavigne, Bonfield, Monetville, Saint Charles and Port Loring. The postcards depict: tourist attractions (such as parks, lakes, beaches, rivers, and waterfalls), tourist accommodations (including hotels, cottages, resorts, and camps), city scenes and buildings (including schools, railway stations, churches, municipal buildings, hospitals, and factories), the Dionne Quintuplets, the Chief Commanda steam ship, and trains.

File also contains a few postcards of other places including Temagami, Timmins, Cobalt, Lake Superior, Pembroke, Haileybury, Owen Sound, and Prince Rupert, BC. File additionally includes several souvenir folders containing postcards of Ontario, North Bay, and humorous cartoons.

CA ON00408 C004-S05 · Series · 1923-1972
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Series consists of yearbooks from North Bay schools including Scollard Hall, St. Joseph's Academy, and Mother St. Bride School.

CA ON00408 C004-0253-07 · File · 1968-1969
Part of Françoise Noël collection

File contains issues 1 and 3 of Rond-Point, the newsletter of L'ecole secondaire bilingue de North Bay.

CA ON00408 C004-S04-SS02 · Subseries · 1911-1967
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Subseries consists of Ontario tourist guides and brochures.

Where to stay in Ontario
CA ON00408 C004-S04-SS02-0281-08 · Item · 1967
Part of Françoise Noël collection

Item is a catalogue of tourist accommodations in Ontario vacation areas 12 (Rideau Lakes - 1000 Islands), 13 (Seaway Valley), and 14 (Lower Ottawa Valley).

The Northland Echo
CA ON00408 C004-S05-0282-10 · File · 1923-1962
Part of Françoise Noël collection

File contains 15 yearbooks of the Algonquin Composite School/North Bay Collegiate Institute and Vocational School titled "The Northland Echo." The file contains yearbooks from: 1923, 1928-1929, 1933, 1936, 1939, 1940-1941, 1946-1949, 1954-1955, 1957, 1961-1962.